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MINUTES OF 

WILMINGTON 
PRESBYTERY 

STATED SESSIONS 
200th 

POLLOCKSVILLE CHURCH 

POLLOCKSVILLE, N. C. 
October 15, 1957 

201st 

OAK GROVE CHURCH 

WILMINGTON, N. C. 
January 21, 1958 

CALLED MEETINGS 

FIRST CHURCH WILMINGTON 

December 10, 1957 






MINUTES OF 



WILMINGTON 
PRESBYTERY 

STATED SESSIONS 
200th 



POLLOCKSVILLE, N. C. 
October 15, 1957 

201st 



WILMINGTON, N. C. 
January 21, 1958 



CALLED MEETINGS 



ST CHURCH WILMINGTON 

December 10, 1957 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



MINISTERS 

(Listed in the order in which they were received) 



1— P. L.Clark 17- 
2— J. L. Fairly 18- 
3— D. L. Williamson 19- 
F. M. 20- 
4— J. W. Miller 
5— J. S. Crowley 21- 
H B 22- 
6— M*. C. MacQueen 23- 
7— E. B. Carr, H. R. 24- 
8— N. P. Farrior 25- 
9— W. H. Allison 26- 
10— F. M. Thompson 27- 
H. R. 28- 
11— L.A.Taylor 29- 
12— W.B.Hood SO- 
IS— F.W.Lewis, H.R. 31- 
14— W. H. Goodman 32- 
15— B.F.Hall 33- 
16— Neill G. Stevens 34- 
H. R. 



-W. F. F. Little 
-M. J. McChesney 
-P. H. Gwynn 
-Preston C. Oliver 
Chaplain U.S.N. 
-J. C. McCann 
-H. J. Kaylor 
-N. H. Flowers 
-L. C. Moore F. M. 
-C. L. Kirby 
-J. F. Clark 
-C. W. Worth 
-J. S. Steele 
-J. S. Walkup 
-H. H. Hilton 
-J. A. Marrow 
-J. S. Russell 
-C. S. McChesney 
-B. L. Rose 

CHURCHES 



35— A, 
36— A, 
37— R. 
38— S. 
39— H 
40— R 
41— J. 
42— R, 
43— E. 
44— J. 
45— R. 
46— C. 
47— D 
48— F. 
49— L. 
50— R. 
51— J. 
52—1. 



, G. Harris, Jr. 
, M. Daniel 
H. Erwin 
T. Snively 
. B. Mitchell 
. K. Johnson 
L. Stevenson 
, S. Andrews 
G. Connette 
M. Irvine 
J. Wilkins 
H. McLean 
B. Jenkins 

A. Elliott 
W. Kessler 

B. Rock 
R. MacKinnon 
H. Rawles 



Name, Year Organized Name, Year Organized 



Acme, 1892 
Antioch, 1925 
Ashwood, 1922 
Baker, 1934 
Bethany, 1944 
Beth Carr, 1819 
Bethel, 1924 
Beulaville, 1917 
Black River, 1740 
Bladenboro, 1889 
Bowden, 1905 
Brunswick, 1947 
Burgaw, 1879 
Calypso, 1903 
Cape Fear, 1944 
Carolina Beach, 1943 
Caswell, 1858 
Chadbourn, 1897 
Chapel on Board- 
walk, 1952 
Chinquapin, 1884 
Clarkton, 1795 
Croatan, 1884 
Currie, 1914 
Delgado, 1916 
Elizabethtown, 1834 
Elkton, 1917 
Faison, 1857 



Graves Mem., 1838 
Grove, 1736 
Hallsville, 1900 
Harmony, 1887 
Harper-South'd, 1945 
Hebron, 1886 
Holly Grove, 1914 
Hopewell, 1800 
Immanuel, 1895 
Jacksonville, 1911 
Lake Waccamaw, 1921 
Maple Hill, 1887 
McClure Mem., 1940 
Morehead City, 1929 
Mt. Horeb, 1843 
Mt. Olive, 1878 
Mt. Williams, 1845 
Mt. Zion, 1858 
Myrtle Grove, 1944 
New Hope, 1889 
Oakdale, 1933 
Oak Grove, 1952 
Oak Plains, 1859 
Page's Mill, 1946 
Pearsall Mem., 1914 
Pike, 1856 
Pineland, 1953 
Pink Hill, 1917 
Pleasant View, 1924 



Name, Year Organized 
Pollocksville, 1868 
Potts Mem., 1945 
Rockfish, 1756 
Rocky Point, 1922 
St. Andrews, 1858 
Ch. of Covenant, 1918 

Merged— 1944 
Smith, 1895 
Southport, 1902 
South River, 1796 
Stanford, 1892 
Stafford Mem., 1951 
Tabor City, 1944 
Teachey, 1902 
Topsail, 1871 
Trinity, 1954 
Wallace, 1884 
Warsaw, 1884 
Westminister, 1920 
Westminster 

(Wilmington), 1954 
White Plains, 1850 
Whiteville First, 1869 
Wildwood, 1898 
Willard, 1915 
Wilmington First, 1817 
Winter Park, 1913 
Woodburn, 1924 



CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

Richard Betbune, Wilbur Boice, Eugene Davis, Clifton Dixon, Archie 
Faires, Lucius Gray, Roger Home, Edward Johnson Jr., William Mc- 
Donald, Adolf Otersen, Timothy Outlaw, Perry Robinson. 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



STATED MEETING 

The 200th Stated Session of Wilmington Presbytery met Oc- 
tober 15, 1957 at Pollocksville, N. C, at 10 a.m. 

The worship service was led by the pastor of the retiring mod- 
erator, the Rev. R. J. Wilkins. 

The Presbytery was called to order by the retiring moderator, 
H. McNair Johnson. Presbytery was constituted with prayer. 

The roll was called. The following were enrolled: 

Ministers: P. L. Clark, J. W. Miller, J. S. Crowley, M. C. MacOueen, 
N. P. Farrior, W. H. Allison, L. A. Taylor, W. H. Goodman, Jr., B. F. 
Hall, M. J. McChesney, J. C. McCann, H. J. Kaylor, C. W. Worth, J. S. 
Walkup, H. H. Hilton, J. A. Marrow, B. L. Rose, A. G. Harris, Jr., A. M. 
Daniel, R. H. Erwin, S. T. Snively, R. K. Johnson, R. S. Andrews, E. G. 
Connette, J. M. Irvine, R. J. Wilkins, W. S. Smythe, Jr., C. H. McLean, 
F. A. Elliott. 

Elders: Royden Caulk, Jr., Antioch; Granger Tadlock, Baker; J. A. 
Sloan, Bethany; Wyatt Hunter, Bethel; Raleigh Lanier, Beulaville; E. W. 
Reeves, Black River; T. J. Bradshaw, Burgaw; A. J. Dail, Calypso; T. R. 
Foyles, Caswell; J. C. Currie, Chadbourn; Edward Mallory, Chapel on the 
Boardwalk; J. F. Futreal, Chinquapin; A. W. McEwen, Clarkton; W. C. 
Scoggins, Delgado; E. C. Clark, Jr., Elizabethtown; G. L. Wallace, Graves 
Memorial; Thomas Chestnutt, Grove; A. H. Miller, Hallsville; A. L. Bryant, 
Holly Grove; Joseph Newkirk, Hopewell; O. D. Maynard, Immanuel; P. H. 
Braak, McClure Memorial; Charles Thompson, Mt. Olive; Roy Southerland, 
Mt. Zion; A. F. Chestnut, Morehead City; H. H. Hall, Oak Plains; R. J. 
Innis, Pearsall Memorial; Troy King, Pineland; J. W. Creagh, Jr., Pollocks- 
ville; W. Sprunt Wells, Rockfish; J. E. Hearn, Sr., St. Andrews-Covenant; 
Ray Smith, Smith; Hector Lee, Tabor City; J. B. Wells, Teachey; J. G. 
Thomas, Topsail; M. L. McClimon, Trinity; J. Luther Powell, Wallace; Eu- 
gene Davis, Westminster (Whiteville); W. A. Murdock, Wildwood; W. H. 
Henderson, Wilmington, First; H. McN. Johnson, Willard; G. F. Ganey, 
Jr., Woodburn. 

The following churches were not represented : 

Acme, Ashwood, Beth Car, Bladenboro, Bowden, Brunswick, Cape 
Fear, Carolina Beach, Croatan, Currie, Elkton, Faison, Harmony, Harper- 
Southerland, Hebron, Jacksonville, Lake Waccamaw, Maple Hill, Mt. 
Horeb, Mt. Williams, Myrtle Grove, New Hope, Oakdale, Oak Grove, 
Pages Mill, Pike, Pink Hill, Pleasant View, Potts Memorial, Rocky Point, 
Southport, Stafford, Stanford, Warsaw, Westminster (Wilmington), White 
Plains, Whiteville First, Winter Park, and South River. 

A quorum was declared present. 

Presbytery stood in silent prayer in memory of Elder W. M. 
Dixon and the Rev. C. C. Myers who died since last meeting of 
Presbytery. The Rev. L. A. Taylor led the Presbytery in prayer. 

The Rev. A. M. Daniel was elected moderator. 

The following ministers were introduced and invited to sit as 
visiting brothers: L. W. Kessler, Lexington Presbytery; J. R. Mac- 
Kinnon, Pee Dee Presbytery; J. S. Cook, Concord Presbytery; R. B. 
Rock, Orange Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were introduced. 

Elder R. P. Bender welcomed the Presbytery to the Pollocks- 
ville Church. The host pastor, the Rev. W. F. F. Little was re- 
ported to be in the hospital. 

The communications were read and referred. 

The docket was adopted as amended. 

The Rev. L. W. Kessler, Lexington Presbytery, and the Rev. 
Robert B. Rock, Orange Presbytery, were presented for member- 
ship in the Presbytery. The examination on theology was led by 
the Rev. Ben L. Rose. It was sustained as satisfactory. 

The examination on church government was conducted by the 
Rev. J. W. Miller. It was sustained as satisfactory. The examina- 
tions as a whole were sustained as satisfactory and the Rev. L. W. 
Kessler and the Rev. Robert B. Rock were enrolled as members of 
Wilmington Presbytery upon the signing of the obligations. 

The calls of the Burgaw Church at a salary of $4,000.00, 
manse and M. A. F. participation, and of the Hopewell Church 
at a salary of $900.00 and M. A. F. participation, were read, ap- 
proved and ordered placed in his hands. He indicated his accept- 
ance of the calls. The following commission was appointed to in- 
stall Mr. Kessler as pastor of the Burgaw and Hopewell Churches 
at Burgaw on November 3 at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. W. H. Good- 
man, Jr., convenor, the Rev. J. A. Marrow, to preach the sermon, 
the Rev. P. L. Clark to charge the congregation and Ruling Elder 
H. McNair Johnson to charge the pastor. Elder Leon Corbett, 
elder alternate. 

The Rev. Robert Rock will serve as Temporary Supply of the 
Topsail Church. 

The Rev. C. W. Worth reported for the Committee on Church 
Extension. It was adopted as follows: 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF CHURCH EXTENSION 

REPORT TO 

WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

OCTOBER 15, 1957 

In gratitude to God, and to many workers throughout our Presbytery, 
The Executive Committee of Church Extension submits the following re- 
port of work which has been done through and by its sub-committees. 

HOME MISSIONS 

The sub-committee on Home Missions, as it begins its report, wishes 
to call your attention to the annual report of the Treasurer of the Home 
Missions Committee for the year ending December 31, 1956. This is print- 
ed in the Minutes of the Presbytery of January, 1957. This will give you 
a detailed statement of receipts and disbursements of the Committee for 
the year. 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



As of this date the Committee is disbursing salary supplements to 
fifteen pastors who are serving twenty-four churches. This aid amounts to 
an average of $1,200 per month. In addition to the salary aid given to 
pastors, the Committee disburses salary supplement to two women who 
serve as church visitors for the Jacksonville and Trinity churches. Both the 
Board of Church Extension and the Synod's Committee on Church Exten- 
sion share the salary aid for these workers. The Presbytery's portion of the 
aid amounts to $4,300.00 per year. 

GrantsTn-Aid were made during the year to Jacksonville to the amount 
of $1,000, and to Carolina Beach Church to the amount of $1,250. The 
Committee hopes to further aid these churches by an additional gift to the 
Carolina Beach Church of $500, and the receipts of Call #2 of the Church 
and Manse Assistance Fellowship for 1957 to the Jacksonville church. The 
Committee makes regular payments on money borrowed by the Committee 
for grants-in-aid to the Acme Church and the Chapel on the Boardwalk 
for sanctuaries, and for the erection of six manses. Payments on ihcse loans 
amount to $7,200 per year, plus interest, or approximately $7,500.00. 

The evangelistic record of the aid-receiving churches greatly exceeds 
that of the self-supporting churches in the Presbytery. During the year 
1956 these churches received 109 members on profession of faith, out of a 
total of 452 received by all the churches. Of the 689 members received on 
certificate in the Presbytery, these churches received 202. These churches, 
with one-seventh of the membership, received one-fourth of the new mem- 
bers. 

The Stewardship record in aid-receiving churches is poor in comparison 
to the self-supporting churches. Only two churches in the twenty-four came 
up to the level of Presbytery in per capita gifts to benevolences, and only 
six came up to the level of Presbytery in total per capita gifts. Various 
changes have been made in a number of the pastorates of our churches 
which you will note in the reading of your minutes of Presbytery. 

NEGRO WORK 

At present there is no Negro work being carried on in our Presbytery. 
On an Assembly-wide basis, Negro work is moving rather slowly. There are 
seventy-four Negro churches, with forty-eight Negro ministers, and a total 
membership of 5,300. The emphasis in the Assembly's Negro work is being 
placed on establishing new churches among the educated of the race where 
there are new housing projects. While this work is outstanding it has put 
our work with the Negro among those of the "higher level and educated." 
This plan is followed at the insistence of Drs. Lawrence Bottoms and Claude 
Pritchard who feel that the illiterate masses have their own patterns in re- 
ligion. It is a challenging area in which our church is working, promising 
for the Negro in years to come an able leadership among its own people. 

The sub-committees on Radio and Christian Relation have no report 
to make. 

In lieu of a written report from the sub-committee on Evangelism, we 
request that the Reverend Horace Hilton, chairman of this sub-committee 
be heard for five minutes as he makes a verbal report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. D. WITHERSPOON, Chairman 

Executive Committee of Church Extension 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

The Rev. J. C. McCann presented the report of the Committee 
on Homes. It was adopted as follows: 

Your Committee on Homes calls your attention to the reports of the 
Boards of Trustees of Barium Springs Orphanage, Presbyterian Homes 
Inc., and the William Black Home which were made to the 1957 meeting 
of the Synod of North Carolina, noting that since the making of these re- 
ports the new church at Barium Springs has been dedicated. Your com- 
mittee makes the following recommendations: 

1. That it be called to the attention of the churches of the Presby- 
tery that the Thanksgiving Offering last year was a little lower than in 
previous years, and the churches be urged to observe the Sunday prior to 
Thanksgiving as Presbyterian Orphans' Home Sunday and take a special 
offering for Barium Springs at that time. 

2. That the churches of the Presbytery be urged to inform their mem- 
bers about the work of the Presbyterian Home for the Aged at High Point 
and give their members an opportunity to give to the work especially during 
the Mother's Day season in the Spring. 

Mr. William Beery III reported for the Stewardship Committee. 
The report was received as information. 

The Rev. B. L. Rose gave a verbal report on Christian Relations 
which was received as information. 

The moderator appointed the following standing committees: 
Leave of Absence: Rev. E. G. Connette, A. J. Dail, W. A. Murdock. 
Resolutions and Thanks: Rev. Reid Erwin, Charles Thompson, and 

Hector Lee. 

Place of Next Meeting: Rev. W. S. Smythe, Jr., Rev. R. K. Johnson, 

and E. C. Clark, Jr. 

The Rev. B. L. Rose presented the report of the Committee on 
Nominations. It was adopted as follows: 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Class of 1958 remain the same. 

Class of 1959 Rev. W. H. Allison to replace Rev. B. E. Dotson. 

Class of 1960 Rev. J. S. Russell to replace Rev. C. L. Kirby. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Charles Brindell to replace S. L. Coble, E. Walker Stevens to replace 
Chevis Carr. 

CHURCH EXTENSION 

Class of 1958 remain the same. 

Class of 1959 Mrs. R. C. McCarl to replace Mrs. Colwell Smith. 

Class of 1960 Rev. Harry Mitchell to replace Dr. E. D. Witherspoon, 
Rev. B. F. Hall to replace Dr. Ben L. Rose, William Beery III to replace 
Rev. N. H. Flowers. 

Miss Mary Currie to replace Mrs. E. D. Witherspoon on sub-com- 
mittee on Evangelism. 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
Class of 1958 Mrs. C. D. Parker to replace Mrs. J. N. Walker. 
Class of 1959 Rev. M. C. MacQueen to replace Rev. J. B. MacLeod, J. 

Marshall Crews to replace Algie Sutton, Mrs. L. B. Cavenaugh to replace 

Mrs. Ash Miller. 

Class of 1960 D. M. Calhoun, Rev. C. S. McChesney, Rev. J. C. Mc- 

Cann, Rev. John Irvine, Rev. Reid Erwin, Rev. Hubert Kaylor. 

WORLD MISSIONS 
Class of 1960 Mrs. Dan Bright to replace E. H. Southerland. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 
Class of 1958 Dr. H. A. Edwards to replace W. M. Dickson. 
Class of 1960 W. E. Starnes to replace J. G. Dickson. 

HOMES 

Class of 1960 W. H. Henderson to replace E. H. Munroe. 

RECORDS 
Class of 1960 Rev. C. H. McLean to replace W. M. Dickson. 

HIGHER EDUCATION 

Class of 1960 Rev. J. L. Stevenson to replace Rev. J. B. MacLeod. 

GENERAL FUND CAUSES 
Remain the same. 

WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Class of 1960 Rev. Richard K. Johnson to replace A. C. Pate. 

AUDITS 
Remain the same. 

NOMINATIONS 

Class of 1959 Rev. J. M. Irvine to replace Rev. J. B. MacLeod. 
Class of 1960 Rev. W. B. Hood to replace Rev. Ben L. Rose, Jack Coun- 
cil to replace George Mitchell. 

EXAMINATIONS 
Remain the same. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Class of 1958 Rev. R. J. Wilkins to replace Rev. S. N. Thomas, Rev. 
M. J. McChesney to replace C. L. Kirby. 

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE 
Area No. 2 B. F. Hall to fill vacancy in class of 1960. 

The Rev. J. S. Crowley offered the prayer of Thanksgiving and 
Presbytery recessed for lunch. 

Presbytery reconvened with prayer at 2 p.m. 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

The minutes of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
were read by the acting chairman, the Rev. J. W. Miller, and were 
admitted to record as follows : 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work of Wilmington Presby- 
tery met in the church of Acme, Friday evening August 29, at 7:30 o'clock. 
Members present: Ministers — J. W. Miller, Charles W. Worth, Samuel N. 
Thomas; Ruling Elders — H. M. Johnson and W. C. Scoggins. Ex-Officio 
member L. A. Taylor. Rev. Samuel N. Thomas, Chairman, presided. Rul- 
ing Elder H. M. Johnson, Moderator of Presbytery, reported to the Commis- 
sion that he had appointed Rev. Robert J. Wilkins to serve in the place 
of Rev. Charles L. Kirby until the next meeting of Presbytery. Mr. Wilkins 
was enrolled as a member of the Commission, until the next meeting of 
Presbytery. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by the chairman. 

Prespective pastors were approved for contact as follows: 

For First Church, Wilmington, for Chinquapin and for Faison-Calypso. 

Candidate Adolf Otersen was approved to serve as student 
supply of the Rocky Point and Pike Churches until September 
1, 1958. 

At the request of the chairman, Rev. Charles W. Worth took 
the chair and presided for the remainder of the meeting. 

Rev. Samuel N. Thomas requested the Commission to dissolve 
the pastoral relation between him and the Acme Church and 
grant him a letter of dismissal to the Presbytery of Orange in 
order that he may accept the call of the Session of the First 
Church, High Point, to serve as Minister of Education and As- 
sistant Pastor. Mr. O. A. Marrow, a member of the Acme Church, 
reported that at a regularly constituted meeting of the congregation 
of the Acme Church, the congregation voted to concur in the re- 
quest. The request was granted effective September 15, 1957. 

Ministers were approved for contact by the pulpit nominating 
committee of the Acme Church. 

Rev. J. W. Miller was elected convenor of the Commission to 
serve until a chairman has been elected. 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved and the 
meeting adjourned with prayer led by Rev. Samuel N. Thomas. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Secretary 

THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

September 19, 1957 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work, of Wilmington Presby- 
tery, met in the St. Andrews-Covenant Church on Thursday, September 19, 
1957, at 5:00 p.m. Members present: Miller, Worth, Wilkins, Scoggins 
and ex-officio member L. A. Taylor. Rev. J. W. Miller, temporary Chair- 
man of the Commission called the meeting to order. Rev. C. W. Worth led 
in prayer. 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

The request was heard from the Pulpit Nominating Committee of the 
First Church Wilmington for permission to extend a Call to Rev. John R. 
McKinnon, of the Presbytery of Pee Dee, for his pastoral services. The terms 
of the proposed call were heard and approved and approval was given the 
Church for the issuing of a call. 

The request was heard from Rev. Joseph B. MacLeod for the dissolution 
of the pastoral relationships between himself and the churches of South- 
port and New Hope in order that he may accept the call of the Westminster 
church of Beaumont, Texas to serve as Assistant Pastor. He reported that 
the congregation of Southport had concurred in the request. Mr. T. E. 
Rabon representing the New Hope church reported that his congregation 
also concurred in the request. The request for the dissolution of pastoral 
relationships was granted and the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery was au- 
thorized to grant a letter of dismissal to Mr. MacLeod to the Presbytery of 
Brazos. 

The Commission approved the minutes and adjourned with prayer. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Secretary 

The Rev. Horace Hilton spoke briefly concerning the work of 
Evangelism. 

The Rev. Strad Snively presented the report of the Committee 
on Records. The amendment to the Book of Church Order, sent 
to the Presbyteries by the General Assembly for action was read. 
Presbytery voted on the amendment as follows: 69 approved — 
None disapproved. 

A proposed change in the manual was docketed for the January 
meeting as follows: 

The Records Committee of Wilmington Presbytery, desiring to amend 
Presbytery's Manual, submits the following proposed change and respect- 
fully asks that the proposed revision be docketed for the next stated meet- 
ing at which time action can be taken upon it. 

The proposed amendment deals with the section outlining the duties 
of the Records Committee, specifically the last paragraph of section "i" on 
page twelve. This paragraph now reads as follows: 

"The Committee shall be composed of five persons, at least two of 
whom shall be lay persons, and shall report to Presbytery at the January 
meeting." 

We propose that this paragraph shall be worded as follows: 

"The Committee shall be composed of five persons, at least two of whom 
shall be lay persons. This committee shall undertake the examination of 
sessional records at the January meeting and may report to Presbytery at 
the April meeting." 

It is impossible for the Record's Committee to undertake the examina- 
tion of sessional records and to make a thorough report of such an exami- 
nation in one day. The proposed amendment will allow ample time for a 
suitable and acceptable report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. T. SNIVELY, Chairman 
Piecords Committee 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

The Rev. M. C. MacOueen reported for the Camp and Confer- 
ence Center Committee. The report was received as information 
and the following recommendations adopted: 

We recommend that Presbytery dissolve the present committees on 
camp site and on camp construction, and that a special committee, on site 
procurement, of at least five members be appointed by the Christian Edu- 
cation Committee for the purpose of selecting an adequate camp site for 
recommendation to the Presbytery and the funds now held by the present 
committees be placed on deposit by the Treasurer of the Committee on 
Christian Education until such time as a suitable camp site has been select- 
ed and the money is needed. To implement this latter part of the recom- 
mendation we offer the following resolution: That Roy Carter, Treasurer 
of the Camp and Conference funds, be authorized and directed to turn over 
to Rev. Jerry C. McCann, of Wrightsville Beach, N. C, such funds as he 
may have on hand or may receive for the cause of the Camp and Conference 
Center. 

The Ad Interim Committee on Christian Baptism was dissolved 
with thanks. 

The Rev. W. H. Allison reported on the Every Family Plan now 
being promoted by the Presbyterian Survey and urged members of 
the Presbytery to give consideration to the use of this plan in their 
respective churches. The report was received as information. 

Rev. Edward Connette reported for the Leave of Absence and 
recommended that: 

(a) the following persons be excused from the meeting — W. B. Hood, 
J. S. Steele, D. B. Jenkins, J. W. McGinnis, J. S. Stevenson, E. D. Wither- 
spoon, W. F. F. Little; (b) the following persons be excused from the 
afternoon session— J. W. Miller, C. H. McLean, A. W. McEwen, W. C. 
Scoggins, Charles Thompson. 

Rev. Reid Erwin reported for the Committee on Resolutions of 
Thanks. The report was adopted as follows: 

The delegates to the 200th Stated Session of Wilmington Presbytery 
wish to express their appreciation to the following: 

1. To the men of the Pollocksville Church for their hospitality. 

2. To the women of the church for a most enjoyable lunch and all the 
work done in preparing and serving it. 

3. To the moderator, the Rev. A. M. Daniel, and the retiring moderator 
Ruling Elder H. McNair Johnson, for their careful and efficient conduct 
of the meeting, and to the Rev. Robert Wilkins for his timely message. 

4. And finally, to the pastor of the Pollocksville Church, the Rev. Mr. 
W. F. F. Little, for making the necessary arrangements for the meeting al- 
though he could not attend. 

Respectfully submitted 

REID H. ERWIN, Chairman 

Committee of Resolutions and Thanks 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

The Rev. W. S. Smythe, Jr. reported for the Standing Commit- 
tee on Time and Place of next meeting. The invitation of the 
Oak Grove Presbyterian Church was accepted as the meeting 
place on January 21, 1958. 

Mr. Royden Caulk, Jr., of the Antioch Church was nominated 
as moderator of the next meeting. 

The minutes were read, amended and approved. 

Presbytery was adjourned with prayer by the moderator. 

J. S. WALKUP, Permanent Clerk 
L. A. TAYLOR, Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING 

December 10, 1957 
First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N. C. 

The Presbytery of Wilmington met in a Called Meeting on 
Tuesday, December 10, 1957, at 2:30 p.m. in the First Presby- 
terian Church, Wilmington, N. C. The meeting was called to 
order by the Moderator and the following members enrolled : 

James A. Marrow, J. W. Miller, Richard Andrews, H. H. Hilton, 
Charles W. Worth, Frank A. Elliott, John M. Irvine, J. C. McCann, Richard 
K. Johnson, Edward G. Connette, J. S. Crowley, E. D. Witherspoon, P. L. 
Clark, Albert G. Harris, Jr., Alvis M. Daniel, B. Frank Hall, Hubert J. 
Kaylor, J. Shepherd Russell, W. H. Hood, Lawrence W. Kessler. 

The following churches were represented by Ruling Elders as 
follows : 

Mt. Horeb, James Monroe; Elizabethtown, W. S. Morgan; Delgado, W. 
C. Scoggins; Chinquapin, J. M. Futrell; First, Wilmington, W. H. Hender- 
son; Willard, H. M. Johnson; Southport, Harold Aldridge. 

A Quorum was present and the Presbytery was constituted by 
prayer led by Rev. H. H. Hilton. The official Call for the meeting 
was read by the Stated Clerk. It was found in order and made the 
docket for the meeting, as follows : 

1. To receive Rev. Ira H. Rawles from the Presbytery of Mecklenburg 
and appoint a Commission to Install him as Pastor of the church at Chin- 
quapin. 

2. Receive Rev. John R. McKinnon from the Presbytery of Pee Dee and 
appoint a Commission to Install him as Pastor of the First Church, Wil- 
mington. 

3. Receive and act upon a request from the Home Missions Committee 
for permission to sell the Youth Center at Southport and turn the receipts 
from the sale over to the building fund of the Southport church. 

4. To deal with any other matters that may grow out of the above 
actions. 

Certificates of Dismissal for Rev. Ira H. Rawles and Rev. John 
R. MacKinnon were read and these men were admitted to exam- 
ination. The examination in Theology was led by Rev. B. Frank 
Flail and was sustained as satisfactory. The examination in Ex- 
perimental Religion was led by Rev. P. L. Clark and was sustain- 
ed as satisfactory. The examination in Sacraments and Church 
Government was led by Rev. J. C. McCann and was sustained as 
satisfactory. The examination as a whole was sustained as satis- 
factory and Rev. Ira H. Rawles and Rev. John R. MacKinnon 
were admitted to membership in the Presbytery after signing the 
Ministerial Obligations. 

A Call for the services of Rev. Ira H. Rawles from the Chinqua- 
pin Church was read, found in order and upon his acceptance was 

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placed in his hands. A Commission for his Installation was ap- 
pointed as follows : 

Ministers — L. A. Taylor, C. W. Worth, John S. Steele; Ruling Elder 
Luther Powell. Alternates were appointed as follows: Minister Rev. Reid H. 
Erwin, Ruling Elder H. McNair Johnson. The date for the Installation was 
fixed for January 5, 1958, at 7:30 p.m. 

A Call for the services of Rev. John R. MacKinnon from the 
First Church Wilmington was read, found in order and upon his 
acceptance was placed in his hands. A Commission for his In- 
stallation was appointed as follows: 

L. A. Taylor, E. D. Witherspoon, Frank A. Elliott and Ruling Elders 
Dr. W. E. Miller, Dr. R. T. Sinclair. Permission was granted the Commis- 
sion to invite Rev. James Appleby, of East Hanover Presbytery to preach 
the sermon. The date for the Installation was fixed for January 12, 1958. 

Rev. Charles W. Worth presented the request from the Home 
Mission Committee as follows : 

That the Presbytery authorize and empower the Home Mission Com- 
mittee to sell the Southport Youth Center and turn the proceeds from the 
sale over to the building fund of the Southport church, at a time when, in 
the judgment of the Committee this action should be taken, and to authorize 
and empower the Trustees of the Presbytery; James H. Clark, J. K. Ban- 
nerman, E. Walker Stevens to execute the legal papers that will convey the 
title to this property to the purchaser. The request was granted. 

The Minutes of the meeting were read and approved and the 
meeting adjourned with prayer. 

L. A. TAYLOR 

Stated Clerk 



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STATED MEETING 

The 201st Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Wilmington- 
met at the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. January 
21, 1958. 

The service of worship was led by the retiring moderator, the 
Rev. Alvis M. Daniel. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered by the 
Rev. J. R. MacKinnon and the Rev. I. H. Rawles, assisted by 
Ruling Elders Dial Grav, L. B. Stevenson, Graham Barefoot and 
D. M. Calhoun. 

The memorial to the Rev. C. C. Myers was read by the Stated 
Clerk as follows: 

REVEREND C. CLAUDE MYERS 

1879-1957 

Reverend Charles Claude Myers, a retired minister of Wilmington 
Presbytery was called home August 22, 1957, in Wilmington, North Caro- 
lina, where he had resided for the past thirty-three years. Interment was in 
Leesburg, Virginia. 

He was born in Waterford, Virginia, on October 24, 1879. He attended 
the public school in Waterford, the High School in Leesburg, George Wash- 
ington University, and Union Theological Seminary. 

He was Ordained a Minister of the Gospel on October 12, 1913, by the 
Concord Presbytery. He served pastorates in Kannapolis, N. C, North 
Charlotte, N. C. and Concord, North Carolina before moving to Wilming- 
ton, N. C. in 1924. During his residence in Wilmington he served as pastor 
of the Delgado and Topsail churches, and for nearly fifteen years served as 
Stated Supply for the McClure Memorial Church. 

He was married twice during his lifetime, first to Mary Agnes Williams, 
of Leesburg, Virginia, who passed away in 1942; and then in 1944 to Mrs. 
Daisy Lee Kirkpatrick, of Philomont, Va., who survives him. 

One of his outstanding characteristics was his gentleness of spirit 
and unfailing kindness. He had an optimistic outlook, a ready smile, and 
a helping hand for the needy. 

The following elders died during the past year: 

W. G. Prevatte— 5/11/57— First, Whiteville 

O. L. Owen— 8/2/57— First, Whiteville 

E. H. Cheshire— 3/5/57— Pearsall Memorial 

P. R. Jordan— 9/21/57— Pearsall Memorial 

J. L. Henry— 3/26/5 7— New Hope 

A. E. Kennedy — 5/?/57 — Graves Memorial 

H. T. Wilson — 8/1/57 — Immanuel 

W. M. Cameron— 8/30/57 — St. Andrews-Covenant 

A. C. Hall— 6/11/57— Rockfish 

Henlev Carr — Mt. Zion 

W. M. Dixon— 9/23/57— First, Wilmington 

Glasgow Hicks — 11/14/57 — First, Wilmington 

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The memorial prayer was offered by the Rev. M. C. Mac- 
Queen. 

The roll was called. The following ministers were enrolled: 

P. L. Clark, J. W. Miller, J. S. Crowley, M. C. MacOueen, N. P. Farrior, 
W. H. Allison, E. D. Witherspoon, L. A. Taylor, W. B. Hood, W. H. Good- 
man, Jr., B. F. Hall, Neill G. Stevens, W. F. F. Little, M. J. McChesney, P. 
H. Gwynn, J. C. McCann, H. J. Kaylor, N. H. Flowers, Fitzhugh Clark, C. 
W. Worth, J. S. Steele, J. S. Walkup, H. H. Hilton, J. A. Marrow, J. S. 
Russell, C. S. McChesney, B. L. Rose, A. G. Harris, Jr., A. M. Daniel, R. 
H. Erwin, S. T. Snively, J. W. McGinnis, H. B. Mitchell, R. K. Johnson, 
J. S. Stevenson, R. S. Andrews, E. G. Connette, J. M. Irvine, R. J. Wilkins, 
W. S. Smythe, Jr., C. H. McLean, F. A. Elliott, D. B. Jenkins, L. W. 
Kessler, Robert Rock, J. R. MacKinnon, I. H. Rawles. 

The following churches and representatives were enrolled: 

Antioch, James W. Brown; Baker, Albert Cox; Bethany, D. G. Ellers; 
Beth Car, A. H. Singletary; Bethel, Durward Lanier; Beulaville, Maurice 
Jackson; Black River, G. E. Fisler; Brunswick, W. L. Ellen; Burgaw, D. N. 
Lucas; Calypso, L. L. Flowers; Cape Fear, Oliver R. Godwin; Carolina 
Beach, Jason C. Overcash; Caswell, P. H. Liles; Chadbourn, J. M. Jackson; 
Chapel on the Boardwalk, J. H. Smith; Chinquapin, W. F. Dail; Clarkton, 
W. A. DeVane; Delgado, W. C. Scoggins; Elizabethtown, W. M. Flournoy; 
Graves Memorial, L. Bethune; Grove, S. L. Ferrell; Hallsville, Cecil Miller; 
Holly Grove, Tom Pearson; Hopewell, N. B. Murray; Immanuel, J. C. Stin- 
son; Lake Waccamaw, P. G. Sutton; Maple Hill, S. A. Lanier; McClure Me- 
morial, Albert F. Wells; Mt. Horeb, Clark Allen; Mt. Olive, M. B. Parker; 
Mt. Williams, R. A. Thigpen; Mt. Zion, Horace Fussell; Morehead City, T. 
C. Hyman; Myrtle Grove, F. J. LeRay, Jr.; New Hope, S. L. Purvis; Oak 
Grove, J. W. Vogels; Oak Plains, W. H. Hall; Pearsall Memorial, R. J. 
Innis; Pike, Wiley Batson; Pineland, Troy King; Pollocksville, R. P. Bender; 
Potts Memorial, C. A. Bowling; Rockfish, M. W. Turner; Rocky Point, A. 
N. Myers; St. Andrews-Covenant, Graham B. Barefoot; Smith, J. R. 
Thomas; Stanford, H. C. Brogmen; Teachey, C. C. MacMillan; Topsail, 
Harold D. Howard; Trinity, Howard L. Isenhour; Wallace, J. N. Wells; 
Warsaw, L. B. Huie; Westminster (Whiteville), P. K. Avant; Westmin- 
ster (Wilmington), W. E. Starnes; Whiteville, First, Dial Gray; Wildwood, 
Emanuel G. Ross; Wilmington, First, L. B. Stevenson; Winter Park, Carl 
Ferger; Willard, E. L. English; Woodburn, Mac F. Jones. 

The following churches did not send representatives: 

Acme, Ashwood, Bladenboro, Bowden, Croatan, Currie, Elkton, Faison, 
Harmony, Harper-Southerland, Hebron, Jacksonville, Oakdale, Pages Mill. 
Pink Hill, Pleasant View, Southport, Stafford, Tabor City, White Plains, 
and South River. 

Presbytery was constituted with prayer by the retiring mod- 
erator. 

Ruling Elder Royden Caulk was elected moderator. 

The Rev. J. S. Cook, Concord Presbytery and the Rev. J. S. 
Brown, Granville Presbytery were invited to sit as visiting brothers. 

Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were introduced 
and welcomed to Presbytery. 

The Rev. Richard S. Andrews, host pastor, welcomed the Pres- 
bytery and made the necessary announcements. 

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The stated clerk read the communications, which were referred. 
The communication from the Pineland Church re: J. W. Brown 
was referred to the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

The docket was adopted as amended. 

The Rev. Eugene Witherspoon offered his resignation as pastor 
of the St. Andrews-Covenant Church, requesting that the pastoral 
relationship be dissolved, and that he be granted a letter of trans- 
fer to the Presbytery of Kings Mountain that he might accept the 
call of the First Church, Belmont. 

The representative from the church reported that the church at 
a duly called congregational meeting reluctantly concurred in the 
request. 

After words of appreciation and affection, the request was 
granted. The pastoral relationship was dissolved effective January 
31, 1958 and a letter of transfer was granted to the Presbytery of 
Kings Mountain. 

The request of Dr. Price H. Gwynn that he be granted a letter 
of transfer to Fayetteville Presbytery was tabled until after lunch 
at which time it was withdrawn. 

The Rev. J. W. McGinnis presented his resignation as pastor of 
the Trinity Church at Havelock, requesting that the pastoral re- 
lationship be dissolved and that he be granted a letter of transfer 
to Granville Presbytery in order that he might accept the call of 
the Cary Church. 

The representative of the Trinity Church reported that at a 
duly called congregational meeting the church reluctantly concur- 
red in the request. After words of appreciation, the request was 
granted. The pastoral relationship was dissolved and a letter of 
transfer to Granville Presbyterv was granted effective January 
21, 1958. 

The amendment to the manual docketed for this meeting re- 
garding the examination of the Sessional Records was adopted. 

The following were added to the Committee on Records for this 
meeting: 

Ministers: R. J. Wilkins, Reid Erwin, Frank Elliott, Jack Stevenson; 
Ruling Elders: Cecil Miller, Durwood Lanier, and Emanuel Ross. 

The Rev. N. P. Farrior presented the report on World Missions. 
It was received as information and the following recommendations 
were adopted: 

1. That all ministers preach on World Missions during the season of 
emphasis. 

2. That churches make all possible use of materials furnished by the 
Nashville Office. 

3. That the churches become familiar with the opportunities for spe- 
cial gifts or partial support of missionaries. 

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The Rev. H. J. Kaylor read the report of the President of the 
Women of the Church of Wilmington Presbyterial. It was adopt- 
ed as follows: 

ANNUAL REPORT, WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

During the third year of the General Assembly's "Forward With Christ" 
program, the Women of the Church of Wilmington Presbytery have tried 
to discover and understand the demands and meaning of "Christian Citizen- 
ship." The Chairmen of Causes, District Chairmen, Officers and Local 
groups have emphasized this theme throughout the year. We believe the 
women have been aroused to their responsibility as a Christian Citizen. 

We have 5,098 members in 74 groups. 17 of our women attended 
Synodical Training School in Raleigh, 24 women, 4 children and 1 man 
the Woman's Conference at Montreat, 2 the World Mission Conference and 
1 Church Extension Conference. 36 of our Young People attended the 
Sixth Quadrennial Youth Conference in December at Lexington, Ky. 
Twelve Negro women attended the Negro Woman's Conference at Win- 
ston-Salem. 

Dr. Balmer Kelly was in our Presbytery in March for our special 
Bible Study of the Minor Prophets. The Rev. Ludwig Dewitz, of the Em- 
manuel Center in Baltimore, spoke in eleven churches in September, on the 
work he is doing among the Jews. He was a real inspiration to all that 
heard him and we are beginning to realize how we have fallen short in 
ministering to those living next door to many of us. 

We have had encouraging reports of the interest of the women in 
Bible Study, Prayer Groups, Family Altars, Visitation Evangelism, work 
with the shut-ins and older adults. Encouraging the Young people to attend 
Conferences and taking groups to the Vocational Guidance Clinic at Flora 
Macdonald. Working with the handicapped children and Alcoholics, send- 
ing warm clothing for Overseas Relief, aiding the needy in our com- 
munities, working in the Church Schools and Vacation Bible Schools. Much 
has been accomplished for which we are grateful to God and give Him the 
Glory. We are concerned that we are so low in Benevolent giving as com- 
pared with other Presbyteries, that it took 33 of us to win one person for 
Christ last year — that no new Missionaries have gone from our Presbytery 
since 1954 and that no new churches have been organized. We realize 
from this that we have not been good stewards of our time, talents or 
gifts. As we look forward to our emphasis for 1958 "The Nature and Mission 
of the Church," we would like the following objectives to permeate the 
whole work for the year and in every phase of the work: 

1. To lead persons to a more complete understanding of the nature and 
mission of the Church as a fellowship of all believers, instituted by God, in 
which He confronts man and seeks a response of acceptance and obedience. 

2. To help church members understand that their local church is a 
part of this fellowship and endeavor to make it a fellowship through which 
the Gospel is proclaimed, an atmosphere created conducive to Christian 
Growth and experiences are provided for the development of its members 
in Christlikeness. 

3. To help each accept his responsibility in the local Church as a part 
of the Universal Church. And thus help make the Church what our Lord 
and Saviour meant it to be. 

MRS. J. R. BENSON, President 

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The Rev. H. J. Kaylor gave a verbal report for the Committee 
on the Camp and Conference Center. It was received as informa- 
tion. 

The Presbytery instructed the Committee on Records to return 
Sessional Records to the churches unexamined if they were not 
accompanied by the required appraisal sheet and ordered that 
these records be returned January 1959 for examination. 

The moderator appointed the following standing committees: 

Leave of Absence: W. H. Goodman, Jr., J. C. McCann and Maurice 
Jackson. 

Resolutions and Thanks: J. S. Steele, M. C. MacOueen and E. L. 
English. 

Place of Next Meeting: Ben L. Rose, H. H. Hilton and R. P. Bender. 
Presbytery recessed for lunch with the prayer of thanks being 
offered by the Rev. P. H. Gwynn. 

Presbytery reconvened with prayer by the moderator. 
The following were elected commissioners to the General As- 
sembly at Charlotte, N. C. on April 24, 1958: 

Ministers: Principals: 1-Preston Oliver, 2-H. J. Kaylor, 3-C. W. Worth, 
4-Neil Stevens. Alternates: 1-W. F. F. Little, 2-J. S. Steele, 3-J. S. Walkup, 
4-N. H. Flowers. Elders: Principals: 1-John Hall, 2-Julian A. Carr, 3-H. 
A. Edwards, 4-H. M. Leaman. Alternates: 1-E. Dan Jones, 2-L. A. Warren, 
3-E. F. Langston, 4-A. W. Blount. 

The Rev. W. H. Allison gave a verbal report on Campus Christ- 
ian Life. The Rev. J. S. Brown, Raleigh, reported on the Campus 
Christian Life Campaign. The following recommendations were 
adopted: 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION 
CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE 

Recommendations 

Because of the opportunity we have to discharge our obligation to the 
large number of Presbyterian students at other than Presbyterian colleges 
in the Synod of North Carolina, and 

Because of the unusually effective work being done through the West- 
minster Fellowship by the student workers that we have at these institu- 
tions, and 

Because of the woefully inadequate facilities, especially at Chapel Hill, 
that these workers have to work with, and 

Because we raised only $200,000 of the $500,000 goal in the Consoli- 
dated College campaign for the cause of Campus Christian Life 

Therefore, be it resolved — 

1. That Wilmington Presbytery sincerely endorse and actively support 
the Campaign for $300,000 for Campus Christian Life planned by the 
Synod of North Carolina in March, 1958. 

2. That every minister, together with a layman from each Church, be 
urged to attend a "See It Yourself" tour of the facilities at Carolina, State, 
and Duke on either February 11th or 18th. 

W. H. ALLISON, Chairman 

Committee on Higher Education 
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Dr. L. A. Taylor gave the reports of the treasurers of Presby- 
tery, which were received and ordered printed in the minutes as 
information. The official report will be the auditors report to be 
presented at April meeting. 

Dr. Price H. Gwynn gave a progress report on the Consolidated 
College. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
was read by the Rev. J. W. Miller, acting chairman, and was ad- 
mitted to record as follows: 

"The Commission on the Minister and His Work has held two meetings 
since the last meeting of Presbytery. The first meeting was held at the 
First Church, Wilmington, on December 10, 1957. The meeting was open- 
ed with prayer. The request from the Rev. J. S. Russell and the Elkton 
Churches that the pastoral relationship be dissolved was granted effective, 
December 31, 1957. The minutes were read and approved. The meeting 
adjourned with prayer. 

"On January 16, 1958, the Commission met at the Stated Clerk's office. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. The request of the St. Andrews- 
Covenant Church for permission to change the terms of the call to the 
Rev. Edward G. Connette from Assistant Pastor to Temporary Supply was 
granted. 

"The Executive Secretary brought to the attention of the Commission 
that the group of churches composed of Caswell, Black River, Harmony, and 
Stafford Memorial have reached an apparent stalemate regarding the di- 
vision of the field, and that this stalemate is keeping the field from securing 
a pastor. The Commission requested the Executive Secretary to take such 
steps as necessary to resolve the stalemate and to speed the efforts of the 
churches in the securing of a pastor. 

"The overture from the Pineland Church that Mr. J. W. Brown be or- 
dained to the full gospel ministry was received and discussed. It was moved 
that the following recommendation be made to Presbytery: 

'That Presbytery answer this request by admitting Mr. J. W. Brown to 
examination for Licensure, that if the examination be sustained as satis- 
factory, he be licensed to preach within the bounds of this Presbytery for 
a period of three years, his past service to the churches be counted as a part 
of that three-year term; that after the period is up, he become eligible for 
examination for ordination; that during this period, he be required to pur- 
sue studies in further preparation for the ministry under the direction of 
Presbytery's Committee on Candidates for the Ministry.' 

"The minutes were read and approved. The meeting was adjourned 
with prayer." 

J. W. MILLER, Chairman Pro-tem 

The recommendation of the Commission was discussed and 
tabled. 

The reports of the Commissions to install pastors were admitted 
to record as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REV. L. W. KESSLER 
AS PASTOR OF THE BURGAW AND HOPEWELL CHURCHES 

The Commission appointed by Wilmington Presbytery to install the 
Rev. L. W. Kessler as pastor of the Burgaw and Flopewell Churches met at 

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the Burgaw Church November 3, 1957, 7:10 p.m. W. H. Goodman open- 
ed the meeting with prayer. Members present were: Ministers, W. H. Good- 
man — Chairman, P. L. Clark, J. A. Marrow. Elder H. M. Johnson. The 
requested assignments for the service were reviewed and approved. The 
commission recessed to the sanctuary where both congregations were well 
represented. 

J. A. Marrow preached the sermon based on Matthew 7:1-12. The 
constitutional questions were propounded by W. H. Goodman and affirma- 
tively answered by the pastor and both congregations. L. W. Kessler was de- 
clared the installed pastor of the Burgaw and Hopewell Churches. H. M. 
Johnson delivered a charge to the pastor; P. L. Clark delivered a charge to 
the congregation. 

The commission reconvened at 8:30. The minutes of the meeting were 
read and approved. The commission adjourned with prayer by P. L. Clark. 

W. H. GOODMAN, Chairman 

INSTALLATION OF THE REVEREND IRA H. RAWLES AS 
PASTOR OF THE CHINQUAPIN CHURCH 

The commission met at the manse at 7:15 p.m., January 5, 1958, with 
the following members present: The Rev. L. A. Taylor, Chairman, the 
Rev. John Steele, the Rev. Charles W. Worth, and Ruling Elder Luther 
Powell. 

The commission was called to order and opened with prayer by Dr. 
Taylor and C. W. Worth was elected to serve as secretary of the commis- 
sion. 

The commission recessed to the Chinquapin Church sanctuary where 
Dr. Taylor presided and the service of installation was conducted according 
to the form of the Book of Church Order. 

The Rev. Charles W. Worth preached a sermon on the text, Psalm 
116: 12 — "What shall I render unto the Lord for all of his goodness to me?" 

Dr. Taylor propounded the constitutional questions to Mr. Rawles and 
to the congregation and led in the installation prayer. 

The Rev. John Steele delivered an appropriate charge to Mr. Rawles. 
Ruling Elder Luther Powell delivered an appropriate charge to the congre- 
gation. 

The Rev. Mr. Rawles pronounced the benediction. 

The commission reconvened briefly, read and approved the minutes and 
adjourned after prayer by Mr. Powell. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Chairman 
CHARLES W. WORTH, Secretary 

INSTALLATION OF REV. JOHN R. MacKINNON 

The Commission appointed by Wilmington Presbytery to install the 
Rev. John R. MacKinnon as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Wil- 
mington, met in the pastor's study of the First Presbyterian Church at 
10:40 a.m., on Sunday, January 12, 1958. Serving on this commission 
were: The Rev. L. A. Taylor, chairman, the Rev. E. D. Witherspoon, The 
Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Ruling Elder Dr. W. E. Miller, and Ruling Elder Dr. 
R. T. Sinclair. Sitting with the commission by invitation of Presbytery was 
the Rev. James Appleby. The meeting was constituted with prayer by the 

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Rev. L. A. Taylor, and after a quorum was declared present, the Rev. 
Frank Elliott was elected Clerk. 

At 11:00 a.m. the commission continued its proceedings in the sanctu- 
ary. The Rev. L. A. Taylor conducted the service of worship; the Rev. James 
Appleby preached the sermon using as his text Ephesians 1:1, Topic, "The 
Mission of the Church." The Constitutional questions were propounded by 
the Rev. L. A. Taylor; a charge to the pastor was made by the Rev. E. D. 
Witherspoon; and a charge to the congregation was made by the Rev. Frank 
Elliott. The Rev. John R. MacKinnon was declared duly installed as pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington. At the conclusion of the 
service the Rev. John R. MacKinnon pronounced the benediction. 

The commission reconvened in the pastor's study. The minutes were 
read and approved. The meeting was closed with prayer by the Rev. L. A. 
Taylor. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Chairman 

F. A. ELLIOTT, Clerk 

The report of the Committee on Nominations was adopted as 
follows : 

Christian Education Committee: The Rev. J. L. Stevenson and Miss 
Frances Kornegay. 

Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work: The 
Rev. M. J. McChesney 

The following proposed amendments to the manual were 
docketed for the next meeting: 

Section VI, Paragraph 3. Add to the end of the paragraph on Perma- 
nent Committees the words, "The Committee on Nominations shall desig- 
nate a convener for each permanent committee and the committee shall 
elect its own chairman." 

Section VI, Paragraph 3, Subparagraph K. Following the words "into the 
Presbytery" add the following. "The Chairman shall conduct the examina- 
tion as a whole calling upon members of the committee to conduct the ex- 
aminations in their particular areas of responsibility. If the chairman can- 
not be present he shall designate another member of the committee to con- 
duct the examination as a whole in his place." 

The Rev. Walter Goodman reported for the Standing Commit- 
tee on Leave of Absence. The following were excused in whole 
or in part for attendance at this meeting: 

F. S. Wilson, Jacksonville — sickness; W. E. Starnes, 2:00 p.m.; Harold 
Howard and F. I. LeRay— 2:30 p.m.; J. H. Wells, W. B. Hood, N. G. 
Stevens, 3:30 p.m.; Bill DeVane, F. P. Clark, A. H. Singletary, Leon Flow- 
ers, Herman Brogden, M. B. Parker and J. W. Miller — 4 p.m. 

The Rev. J. S. Steele reported for the Standing Committee on 
Resolutions and Thanks as follows : "Be it resolved : 

1. That Wilmington Presbytery express thanks and gratitude to the 
congregation, officers and pastor of the Oak Grove Church for their fine 
hospitality during this meeting of Presbytery, for their gracious spirit, for 
the delicious meal and for everything that contributed to the successful 
meeting of Presbytery. 

2. That this expression of appreciation be expressed to the congrega- 
tion of the Oak Grove Church at the first worship service after this meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

3. That the retiring moderator be commended for his earnest and 
helpful message." 

JOHN STEELE, Chairman 

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The Rev. H. H. Hilton reported for the Standing Committee on 
time and place of next meeting. It was recommended that Presby- 
tery accept the invitation to meet at the Woodburn Church for 
the April meeting. The recommendation was adopted. 

The Rev. A. G. Harris, Jr. of Morehead City was nominated 
moderator for the next meeting. 

The minutes w T ere read and approved. 

Presbytery was adjourned with praver to meet at the Woodburn 
Church, Leland, N. C, on April 15,' 195 8. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Stated Clerk 

J. S. WALKUP, Permanent Clerk 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF 

PRESBYTERY'S OFFICE 

January 11, 1957 to January 11, 1958 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1957 S 2,938.09 

Received from Presbytery's Benevolences 8,824.56 

Received from Contingency Fund 800.00 

TOTAL S 12,562.65 

Disbursements 9,392.42 

Receipts Less Disbursements S 3,170.23 

Disbursements Itemized 

Salary of Executive Secretary S 6,000.00 

Travel of Executive Secretary 1,258.71 

M. A. F. Dues 636.56 

Insurance 85.20 

Salary of Office Secretary 870.00 

Social Security 10.80 

Postage 1 10.80 

Printing 14.05 

Telephone 244.96 

Office Supplies 66.16 

Bank Check Charges 33.68 

Miscellaneous 61.50 

TOTAL _S 9,392.42 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE CHURCH 

AND MANSE ASSISTANCE FELLOWSHIP 

January 11, 1957 to January 11, 1958 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand from 1957 S 42.04 

Calls for 1955 and 1956 paid in 1957 30.00 

From Call #1 1,165.50 

From Call #2 - 1,000.65 

Total $2,238.19 

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Disbursements 

Jacksonville Building Fund $1,000.00 

Southport Building Fund 1,200.00 

Bank Check Charges .58 

Total 2,200.58 

Receipts Less Disbursements $ 37.61 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF HOME MISSIONS 

January 11, 1957 to January 11, 1958 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1957 $ 8,174.17 

Received and Deposited . 41,039.79 

Total $49,213.96 

Disbursements - 38,327.78 

Receipts Less Disbursements $10,886.18 

Receipts Itemized 

From the Central Treasurer of Presbytery $25,318.13 

From the Board of Church Extension (Assembly) 5,641.66 

From the Committee of Church Extension (Svnod) 6,253.12 

From Belk-Beery Store (Wilmington) 2,000.00 

From Chinquapin Church 111.90 

Refund from Atlanta 36.23 

Repa5 7 ment of Temporary Loans 983.72 

From Miscellaneous 695.03 

Total $41,039.79 

Disbursements Itemized 
Pastor's Salaries 

T. F. Clark $ 1,839.67 

j. A. Marrow 1,999.98 

A. M. Daniels 1,200.00 

R. J. Johnson 1,500.00 

W. F. F. Little 1,600.00 

J. C. McCann 1,500.00 

W. S. Smythe 2,750.00 

J. L. Stevenson 300.00 

R. J. Wilkins 1,000.00 

Bladenboro Church 900.00 

J. B. MacLeod 1,260.00 

Mrs. G. C. Ouinn 2,200.01 

C. H. McLean 1,100.00 

A. Otersen, Jr. 83 5.83 

Clifton Dixon 180.00 

Mrs. K. W. Kaylor 700.00 

C. C. Mvers 150.00 

Ira H. Rawles 100.00 

Total $2 1 , 1 1 5 .49 

Expenses Incidental to Pastorate 

Ministers Annuity Fund Dues $ 1,343.54 

Social Security Tax (Mrs. Ouinn) 63.75 

Moving Pastors to Fields 406.56 

Temporary Loans to Pastors 460.00 

Visits of Prospective Pastors 158.00 

Total .$ 2,431.85 

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Grants-in-Aid 

Cape Fear Church $ 600.00 

Jacksonville Church 1,000.00 

Rocky Point Church 750.00 

Total $ 2,350.00 

Payments Made on Loans 

Wrightsville Beach Manse $ 1,032.00 

Oak Grove Manse 1,080.00 

Acme Church 765.00 

Trinity Manse 1,657.50 

Chapel on Boardwalk 919.80 

Bethel Manse 1, 144.00 

Cape Fear Manse 1,300.00 

McClure Memorial Manse - 1,300.00 

Total $ 9,198.30 

Insurance Premiums $ 179.68 

Renovations and Repairs 

Thirteenth Street Manse $ 602.51 

Oak Grove Manse 35.00 

Wrightsville Avenue Manse 26.51 

Total $ 664.02 

Construction 

Wrightsville Avenue Garage $ 1,125.00 

Oak Grove Manse Heating System 665.00 

Transferred to Benevolence Account 225.00 

Miscellaneous 373.44 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF BENEVOLENCES 
FOR THE PERIOD 

January 11, 1957 to January 11, 1958 
Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1957 $ 5,596.02 

Received from Churches and Deposited in Bank 127,613.78 

Total $133,209.80 

Disbursements 
A. Budget Causes 

World Missions $2 7,573.89 

Church Extension 12,326.19 

Christian Education 4,535.56 

Annuities and Relief 6,584.61 

General Fund 6,63 5.01 

Interchurch Agencies 201.64 

$57,856.90 

Church Extension $ 3,375.12 

Christian Education 2,650.71 

Higher Education 14,413.77 

Campus Christian Life 2,325.73 

Orphan's Home 6,117.37 

Presbyterian Home 1,478.17 

Office of Synod 3,243.70 

Interchurch Agencies 99.52 

$33,704.09 
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Church Extension $25,298.1 1 

Christian Education 598.63 

Camp and Conference Center 2,828.56 

Presbytery's Office 8,824.56 

$37,550.15 

B. Non-Budget Causes 

P. Y. F. Objectives $ 166.11 

Transferred to Church and Manse 4.00 

Friends of Seminary 5.00 

American Bible Society 71.21 

Birthday Gift W. O. C 56.85 

American Leprosy Mission 40.00 

William Black Home 24.00 

Mission Court 16.00 

Goodland Orphanage 20.00 

White Cross 7.00 

Synodical Contingent Fee 5.00 

Alice Johnson Scholarship 5.00 

Emmanuel Center 5.00 

Historical Foundation 1.00 

Assembly Training School 10.00 

Total 436.17 

Bank Check Charge 2.10 

Total Disbursements $129,549.41 

Receipts Less Disbursements $ 3,660.39 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY 

(The Contingency Fund) 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1957 $3,618.26 

^Received from Churches of Presbytery 4,411.38 

Repayment of Loan for Camp and Conference 

Center 314.14 

From Mr. Harold J. Dudley 50.00 

Total $8,393.78 

Disbursements 

General Assembly Assessment $2,022.56 

Synod Assessment 715.82 

Salary Permanent Clerk 100.00 

Printing Minutes of Presbytery 643.30 

Office Equipment 559.65 

Stationery and Supplies 44.05 

Audit of Treasurer's Books 5 50.00 

Postage 69.36 

Office Expense 20.25 

Bank Check Charges 2.48 

Presbytery's Office 800.00 

*The following church failed to pay the assessment for the Contingency 
Fund: 

Oakdale 10.85 

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Committee Expenses 

Evangelism $ 46.55 

Stewardship 75.00 

Minister and Work . 173.58 295.13 

Speaker (Presbytery to speak on Miami 

Convention) 35.00 

Total 5,857.60 

Receipts Less Disbursements $2,536.18 



MEMBERSHIP GAINS AND LOSSES FOR THE YEAR 



NET GAINS 

Antioch 8 

Beth Car 6 

Beulaville 1 

Bowden 4 

Brunswick 8 

Calypso 1 

Carolina Beach 10 

Caswell 1 

Chadbourn 2 

Chapel on Boardwalk 55 

Chinquapin 5 

Croatan 4 

Elizabethtown 2 

Faison 3 

Graves Memorial 16 

Hallsville 8 

Holly Grove 1 

Immanuel 6 

Lake Waccamaw 11 

Maple Hill 4 

McClure Memorial 7 

Myrtle Grove 7 

Morehead City 17 

Mt. Olive 9 

New Hope 2 

Pearsall Memorial 25 

Pink Hill 1 

Pleasant View 1 

Pollocksville 4 

Docky Point 6 

Southport 2 

Stanford 4 

Trinity 11 

Warsaw . 2 

Westminster (Wilmington) 4 

Whiteville, First 8 

Wildwood 4 

Winter Park 46 

Woodburn 6 



REMAINED THE SAME 
Acme 
Ashwood 
Burgaw 
Clarkton 
Currie 
Elkton 
Harmony 

Harper-Southerland 
Hebron 
Mt. Williams 
Oakdale 
Oak Plains 
Pages Mill 
Stafford Memorial 
White Plains 

NET LOSSES 

Baker 5 

Bethel 26 

Black River 3 

Bladenboro 7 

Cape Fear 27 

Delgado 1 3 

Grove 1 

Hopewell 1 

Jacksonville 92 

Mt. Horeb 1 

Mt. Zion 3 

Oak Grove 6 

Pike 2 

Pineland 1 5 

Potts Memorial 2 

Rockfish 4 

St. Andrews-Covenant 2 

Smith 1 

Tabor City 1 

Teachey 2 

Topsail 1 

Wallace 2 1 

Westminster (Whiteville) 3 

Willard 6 

Wilmington, First 37 



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DIRECTORY 

I. OFFICERS 

Moderators: October meeting, Rev. Alvis M. Daniel; January meeting, 

Ruling Elder Royden Caulk. 
Stated Clerk, Treasurer, Executive Secretary: Rev. L. A. Taylor. 
Permanent Clerk: Rev. J. S. Walkup. 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery: James H. Clark, J. Kyle Bannerman, E. Walker Stevens. 

2. Davidson College: J 959— Rev. M. C. MacQueen, 1958— Vacant. 

3. Flora Macdonald College: 

J 958— Rev. B. Frank Hall, Rev. L. A. Taylor, E. L. Derrick, D. M. 

Calhoun. 
J 959— Rev. W. H. Allison, Rev. J. W. Miller, J. A. Love, W. B. Beery III. 
I960— Rev. C. W. Worth, Rev. J. S. Russell, L. N. Boney, Jr., Mrs. A. W. 

Blount. 

III. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 
L. N. Boney, Jr., Chairman, Rev. N. P. Farrior, Rev. W. H. Allison, Rev. 

A. G. Harris, Mrs. J. R. Benson, Mrs. D. D. Clark, James Harris, C. 
F. Mallard, E. Walker Stevens, Charles Brindell, John T. Talbert, Jr. 

IV. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
1. Church Extension: Rev. B. Frank Hall, Chairman. 
2 958— Rev. W. H. Goodman, Rev. M. C. MacQueen, L. N. Boney, Jr., 

Gardner Edwards. 
1959— Rev. C. W. Worth, Dr. W. C. Mebane, L. B. Huie, Mrs. R. C. 

McCarl. 
I960— Rev. B. Frank Hall, Rev. Harry Mitchell, William B. Berry III, F. 

E. Little, Rev. M. J. McChesney. 

SUB-COMMITTEES 
Home Missions: Rev. C. W. Worth, Chairman, Rev. M. C. MacQueen, 

Rev. M. J. McChesney, F. E. Little, L. N. Boney, Jr., William B. 

Beery III, Mrs. R. C. McCarl. 
Evangelism: Rev. H. H. Hilton, Chairman, Dr. W. C. Mebane, Miss Mary 

Currie. 
Christian Relations: Rev. B. Frank Hall, Chairman, Gardner Edwards, 

Rev. Harry Mitchell. 
Negro Work: Rev. W. H. Goodman, Chairman, L. B. Huie. 
Radio: Rev. Harry Mitchell, Chairman, William B. Beery III. 

V. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Rev. Albert G. Harris, Chairman 

J 958— Rev. Albert G. Harris, Rev. J. S. Russell, Rev. John L. Stevenson, 

Mrs. C. D. Parker, Ramie Davis. 
1959— Rev. J. S. Walkup, Rev. J. C. McCann, Marshall Crews, Mrs. L. 

B. Cavenaugh. 

1960— Rev. C. S. McChesney, Rev. Reid Erwin, Rev. Hubert Kaylor, Rev. 
John Irvine, D. M. Calhoun. 

SUB-COMMITTEES 

Children's Work: Chairman, Rev. J. S. Russell, Lake Waccamaw Presby- 
terian Church, Lake Waccamaw, N. C; Rev. John Irvine, McClure 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Castle Hayne, N. C; Mrs. Ash Miller, 
Beulaville, N. C. 

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Pioneer Work: Chairman, Rev. Reid Erwin, Chinquapin, N. C; Mrs. C. 
D. Parker, 3828 South Front Street, Wilmington, N. C; Rev. Hubert 
Kaylor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N. C. 

Senior High Work: Chairman, Rev. C. S. McChesnev, Rockfish Presby- 
terian Church, R.F.D., Wallace, N. C; Mr. D. M. Calhoun, Elizabeth- 
town, N. C; Miss Peggy Raymer (Advisory Member), St. Andrews- 
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N. C. 

Young Adult Work: Chairman, Mr. Marshall Crews, 2711 Willow Street, 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Men's Work: Chairman, Rev. J. S. Walkup, Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, Whiteville, N. C; President— Men of the Church, Gerald 
Carr, Rose Hill, N. C. 

Leadership Education: Chairman, 

Mr. Ramey Davis, Wildwood, N. C; Sunday School Superintendent's 
Association, President, Mr. C. F. Mallard (Advisory Member), Bur- 
gaw, N. C. 

Camp Procurement Committee: Convener, Rev. Hubert Kaylor, West- 
minster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N. C; Rev. John Irvine, 
McClure Memorial Presbyterian Church, Castle Hayne, N. C; Mr. 
D. J. Lanier, 2214 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, N. C; Rev. Frank 
Elliott, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 569 Castle Hayne Road, Wil- 
mington, N. C; Mr. William B. Beery III, 2927 Hydrangea Street, 
Wilmington, N. C. 

District Advisors: District 2, Mr. Jack Council, Lake Waccamaw, N. C; 
District 3, Mr. Lee Murdock, Wildwood, N. C; District 4, Mr. C. F. 
Mallard, Burgaw, N. C; District 5, Mr. L. J. Walls, Jr., Clinton, N. C. 

VI. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. World Missions: Rev. N. P. Farrior, Chairman 

1958— Rev. Reid H. Erwin, C. A. Williams. 
1959— Rev. N. P. Farrior, D. M. Calhoun. 
I960— Rev. J. F. Clark, Mrs. Dan Bright. 

2. Annuities & Relief: H. McNair Johnson, Chairman. 

1958— Rev. N. H. Flowers, Dr. H. A. Edwards. 
1959 — Rev. Richard K. Johnson, H. McNair Johnson. 
1960— Rev. J. A. Marrow, W. E. Starnes. 

3. Homes: Rev. J. C. McCann, Chairman. 

1958— Rev. Alvis M. Daniel, Mrs. P. R. Smith. 
1959— Rev. J. C. McCann, D. A. Bovette. 
I960— Rev. J. S. Russell, W. H. Henderson. 

4. Records: Rev. S. T. Snively, Chairman. 

1958— Rev. S. T. Snively, Rev. Alvis M. Daniel. 
1959— Rev. J. F. Clark, R. P. Bender. 
1960— Rev. C. H. McLean. 

5. Higher Education: Rev. W. H. Allison, Chairman. 

1958— Rev. W. H. Allison, Dr. Price Gwynn, C. S. Clark. 

1959— Rev. W. B. Hood, J. R. Marks, Mrs. Franklyn Jones. 

1960 — Rev. W. H. Goodman, Rev. John L. Stevenson, H. L. Joslyn. 

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6. General Fund Causes: Rev. John S. Steele, Chairman. 

J 958 — Rev. James A. Marrow. 
1959— W. C. Scoggins. 
1 960— Rev. J. S. Steele. 

7. Women of the Church: Rev. Hubert J. Kaylor, Chairman. 

J 958— Rev. Hubert J. Kaylor. 
J 959— Rev. Harry P. Mitchell. 
1960 — Rev. Richard Johnson. 

8. Audits: R. C. Piatt, Jr., Chairman. 

J 958 — Jordan Sloan. 
2 959—W. E. Perdew. 
1960— R. C. Piatt, Jr. 

9. Nominations: Rev. B. Frank Hall, Chairman. 

1958— Rev. B. Frank Hall, C. S. Clark. 

J 959— Rev. John M. Irvine, Dr. W. C. Mebane. 

i960— Rev. W. B. Hood, Jack Council. 

10. Examinations: Dr. Price H. Gwynn, Chairman. 

Theology: 1958— Rev. Ben L. Rose, 1 959— Dr. Price H. Gwynn. 

Experimental Religion: 1958 — Rev. P. L. Clark, Rev. M. C. Mac- 
Queen. 

Sacraments & Church Government: 1958 — Rev. J. C. McCann, 
J 959— Rev. J. W. Miller. 

English Bible: 1959 — Rev. James A. Marrow, i960 — Rev. Horace 
H. Hilton. 

1 1 . Marriage and Divorce. 

Area #1. i 959— Rev. N. H. Flowers, i960— Rev. W. B. Hood, 
i960— Rev. M. C. MacOueen. 

Area #2. i 958— Rev. H. H. Hilton, i 959— Rev. M. J. McChesney, 
i960— Rev. B. Frank Hall. 

Area #3. 1 958— Rev. J. W. Miller, i 959— Rev. C. W. Worth, 
i960— Rev. J. S. Walkup. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

i 958— Rev. R. J. Wilkins, Rev. M. J. McChesney. 

i 959— Rev. C. W. Worth, H. McNair Johnson, W. C. Scoggins. 

i960— Rev. J. W. Miller, J. R. Marks. 

SUMMARY OF THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PRESBYTERY, 
TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR THE YEAR 1957 

Number of Ministers on the Roll 52 

Number of Ruling Elders 600 

Number of Deacons 647 

Number of Communicants 13,098 

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Number Added on Confession of Faith 429 

Other Gains 570 

Losses by death, removal or retired 957 

Net Gains for the Year 42 

Sunday School Enrollment 12,075 

Number of Youth Groups (Pioneer 37, Senior 34, Young 

Adult 16) 87 

Number of Vacation Church Schools 57 

Number of Men's Organizations 34 

Number of Women's Organizations 74 

Total Contributions to Benevolences $184,070 

Total Contributions to Current Expenses 492,868 

Total Contributions to Building Funds 247,591 

Total All Contributions ..$924,529 

MINISTERS ORDAINED 
David B. Jenkins, June 23, 1957 Frank A. Elliott, July 7, 1957 

MINISTERS RECEIVED FROM OTHER PRESBYTERIES 

William S. Smythe Potomac 

Charles H. McLean Mecklenburg 

Robert R. Rock Orange 

John R. MacKinnon Pee Dee 

Ira H. Rawles Mecklenburg 

Lawrence W. Kessler Lexington 

MINISTERS INSTALLED 

William S. Smythe, January 20, 1957 Tabor City 

William S. Smythe, January 27, 1957 Brunswick 

J. Fitzhugh Clark, March 2, 1957 Beth Car and Oakdale 

Charles H. McLean, April 14, 1957 Delgado 

David B. Jenkins, June 23, 1957 Elizabethtown and Mt. Horeb 

Frank A. Elliott, July 7, 1957 Bethany 

Lawrence W. Kessler, November 3, 1957 Burgaw and Hopewell 

PASTORAL RELATIONS DISSOLVED 

J. Fitzhugh Clark, January 15, 1957 Rocky Point and Pike 

B. E. Dotson, June 1, 1957 Mt. Olive and Baker 

Charles L. Kirby, September 1, 1957 Black River, Caswell, 

Harmony, Stafford Memorial 

Joseph B. MacLeod, September 9, 1957 Southport and New Hope 

Samuel N. Thomas, September 15, 1957 Acme 



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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OF SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS. 
Acme J. D. Dailey A. W. Stafford Same 

Acme, N. C. Acme, N. C. 
Antioch Mrs. Alice Caulk C. B. Hines Mrs. J. W. Johnston 

Route 1 Route 3 Route 1 

Jacksonville, N. C. Jacksonville, N. C. Jacksonville, N. C. 
Ashwood D. G. Robeson C. E. Stevens, Sr Same 

Council, N. C. Council, N. C. 
Baker Granger Tadlock Mrs. Charles Cox Same 

Route 4 Route 4 

Mt. Olive, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. 
Bethany H. B. Rivenbark D. G. Rivenbark Same 

Route 1, Box 65 Route 1, Box 105 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Beth Carr A. H. Singletary C. O. McNair Same 

Tar Heel, N. C. Tar Heel, N. C. 
Bethel Arthur R. Wood Mrs. Graham Reece Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Chinquapin, N. C. 
Beulaville A. W. Gresham C. D. Pate Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Beulaville, N. C. 
Black River E. W. Reeves Williams Corbett Same 

Ivanhoe, N. C. Ivanhoe, N. C. 
Bladenboro J.F.Davis Mrs. E. L. Edwards Same 

Bladenboro, N. C. Bladenboro, N. C. 
Bowden Community Herman Taylor Mrs. J. H. Moore, Sr Same 

R.F.D., Faison, N. C. Bowden, N. C. 
Brunswick W. L. Ellen .Mack Williamson Same 

Brunswick, N. C. Brunswick, N. C. 
Burgaw T. T. Murphy Arthur Batson Same 

Burgaw, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. 
Calypso Leon L. Flowers S. D. Davis, Jr Same 

Calypso, N. C. Calypso, N. C. 
Cape Fear J. M. Coley Hal N. Yates Same 

2412 Monroe St. 312 Midland Dr. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Carolina Beach C. F. Cameron C. T. Strickland Same 

Box 765 Box 618A 

Carolina Beach, N. C. Carolina Beach, N. C. 
Caswell D. Graham Shaw George H. Highsmith Same 

Atkinson, N. C. Route 2 

Burgaw, N. C. 
Chadbourn Earl W. Miller H. G. MacQueen Same 

Chadbourn, N. C. Chadbourn, N. C. 
Chapel on the Boardwalk__ Edward Mallory Jlermon Blizzard Same 

Wrightsville Beach Wrightsville Beach 

North Carolina North Carolina 
Chinquapin George F. Landen Joseph Williams Same 

Chinquapin, N. C. Route 1 

Beulaville, N. C. 
Clarkton C.S.Clark Richard Cox John D. Ward 

Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C. 
Croatan Walter Ives Leona Tolson Same 

Route 4 Route 4, Box 701 

New Bern, N. C. New Bern, N. C. 
Currie H. C. Walker Marvin N. Richards Same 

Currie, N. C. Currie, N. C. 
Delgado W. C. Scoggins Jesse H. Wallace Same 

1909 Castle St. 13 Jackson Drive 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Elizabethtown D. M. Calhoun Mrs. Margaret H. French Same 

Elizabethtown, N. C. Box 443 

Elizabethtown, N. C. 
Elkton W. J. Elkins Mrs. W. J. Elkins Same 

Clarkton, N. C. Route 2 

Clarkton, N. C. 
Faison A. M. Davis J. R. Crow Mrs. Eva Edgerton 

Faison, N. C. Faison, N. C. Faison, N. C. 
Graves Memorial Croom Faircloth J. R. Hubbard Same 

Sunset Avenue Box 695 

Clinton, N. C. Clinton, N. C. 

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NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OP SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS. 
Grove R. V. Wells R. D. Merritt Same 

Kenansville, N. C. R.F.D. 

Warsaw, N. C. 
Hallsville Cecil A. Miller Leonard Kennedy Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Beulaville, N. C. 
Harmony R. E. Pendergrass A. P. Shaw Same 

Tomahawk, N. C. Harrells, N. C. 
Harper-Southerland Nick Smith J. B. Southerland Same 

Pink Hill, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Hebron W. G. Smith W. G. Smith Same 

Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Holly Grove Romie Williamson Irvin Ross Same 

Route 4 Route 2 

Clinton, N. C. Clinton, N. C. 
Hopewell J. S. Newkirk Louis Blake Same 

Watha, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. 
Immanuel James C. Stinson D. Lester Jones D. C. Page 

60 Woodlawn Ave. 102 Parkway Blvd. 2707 Lake Shore Dr. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Jacksonville, First Frank S. Wilson W. F. Thomason Same 

114 Jean Circle 1108 River Road 

Jacksonville, N. C. Jacksonville, N. C. 
Lake Waccamaw S. L. Hughes Martin F. Fox Same 

Hallsboro, N. C. Lake Waccamaw, N. C. 
Maple Hill S. A. Lanier Fred W. Harrell Same 

Maple Hill, N. C. Maple Hill, N. C. 
McClure Memorial Elmer J. Scott John W. Willetts Same 

Route 1 Box 202 

Rocky Point, N. C. Castle Hayne, N. C. 
Morehead City, First D. Cordova T. C. Hyman Same 

2507 Arendell St. 825y 2 Arendell St. 

Morehead City, N. C. Morehead City, N. C. 

Mt. Horeb Homer Monroe Radford Allen Same 

Route 1 Route 1 

Council, N. C. Council, N. C. 
Mt. Olive Tom McGee Clyde Williams Same 

121 E. John St. N. Johnson Street 

Mt. Olive, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. 
Mt. Williams R. A. Thigpen R. A. Thigpen R. F. Humphrey 

Burgaw, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. 
Mt. Zion M. L. Carr E. C. Wells Same 

Rose Hill, N. C. R.F.D. 

Rose Hill, N. C. 
Myrtle Grove T. C. Gurganus J. E. Piner Same 

Route 2, Box 142 Route 2, Box 381 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
New Hope S. L. Purvis Mrs. T. E. Rabon Same 

Winnabow, N. C. Winnabow, N. C. 
Oakdale Roland Robeson Robert Dunn Same 

White Oak, N. C. White Oak, N. C. 
Oak Grove J. W. Vogels A. Q. Parker Same 

Route 2, Box 471 3906 So. Front St. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Oak Plains W. Heman Hall J. O. Kilpatrick Same 

P. O. Box 104 Route 1 

Rose Hill, N. C. Magnolia, N. C. 
Page's Mill Chadbourn, N. C. Mrs. Lucy Tipton Same 

Genrick Hammond Chadbourn, N. C. 

Pearsall Memorial R. J. Innis JMelzar Pearsall, Jr Same 

3712 Market St. Route 3, Box 540 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Pike Wiley Batson Ivey Player Same 

Burgaw, N. C. Rocky Point, N. C. 
Pineland Troy King Troy King Same 

Route 1 Route 1 

Maple Hill, N. C. Maple Hill, N. C. 
Pink Hill Dr. H. A. Edwards Levi Everette Same 

Pink Hill, N. C. Pink Hill, N. C. 

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NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OP SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS. 

Pleasant View Durham Grady Lawrence Mewborn Robert Grady 

Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Pollocksville R. P. Bender .Frank T. Bender Same 

Polloeksville, N. C. Pollocksville, N. C. 
Potts Memorial J. C. Southerland W. M. Murphy Same 

Willard, N. C. Willard, N. C. 
Rockfish J. A. Carr Mrs. Nell Forlaw Same 

Wallace, N. C. Teachey, N. C. 
Rocky Point Harry Lee Webb E. F. Langston Same 

Rocky Point, N. C. Rocky Point, N. C. 
St. Andrews- Covenant R. C. Piatt, Jr R. C. Andrews J. L. Fulbright Jr. 

120 Stradleigh Rd. 1126 So. Churchill Dr. R.F.D. #1 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Smith's Ray Smith Herman Page Ivey Eakes 

Pink Hill, N. C. Pink Hill, N. C. Pink Hill, N. C. 
Southport Harold F. Aldridge Harold F. Aldridge Same 

Box 312 Box 312 

Southport, N. C. Southport, N. C. 

South River 

Stafford Memorial J. J. Stafford O. L. Croom Same 

Garland, N. C. Garland, N. C. 
Stanford J. E. Roberts Walter Faulk Jack Smith 

Box 114 Route 2 Route 2 

Calypso, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. 
Tabor City Wister O. Jackson, Jr._ J. Percy Brown Same 

Box 144 Tabor City Oil Co. 

Tabor City, N. C. Tabor City, N. C. 
Teachey C. C. MacMillan B. F. Brinkley Same 

Teachey, N. C. Teachey, N. C. 
Topsail Harold D. Howard Neil C. Thomas Same 

Hampstead, N. C. Route 1 

Wilmington, N. C. 
Trinity H. L. Isenhour Ernest M. Davis Same 

223 Miller Blvd. MOQ, F-6, MCAS 

Havelock, N. C. Cherry Point, N. C. 
Wallace J. N. Wells Mrs. Mary Wallace Jones Same 

Wallace, N. C. Wallace, N. C. 
Warsaw E. Walker Stevens, Sr._W. J. Middleton Same 

Warsaw, N. C. Warsaw, N. C. 
Westminster (Whiteville) H. M. Leamon Leon K. Fuller Same 

N. Franklin St. College Street 

Whiteville, N. C. Whiteville, N. C. 
Westminster ( Wilmington ).E. W. Thompson J. H. Carter Same 

313 Red Cross St. 2406 Princess PL Dr. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
White Plains Alex F. Burney Alex F. Burney Same 

Route 1 Route 1 

Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C. 
Whiteville, First Henry C. Reeves Ralph T. Beason Same 

Whiteville, N. C. Whiteville, N. C. 
Wildwood J. G. Murdock Maurice Richardson Same 

Wildwood, N. C. Box 22 

Morehead City, N. C. 
Willard H. McNair Johnson Mrs. R. W. Powers Same 

Willard, N. C. Wallace, N. C. 
Wilmington, First W. H. Henderson Dan Dove, Jr W. L. Hartzog 

1814 Grace Street 1816 Grace Street 514 S. 2nd' St. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Winter Park M. G. Clemmer Joe C. May Same 

4714 Long Leaf Hills 609 Jennings Dr. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Woodburn Mac. F. Jones Mrs. Eunice Mintz Same 

Route 1 Route 2 

Leland, N. C. Leland, N. C. 



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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Church Name Address 

Acme — C. A. Cocke Acme, N. C. 

Antioch — Roy den Caulk Route 1, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Ashwood — C. E. Stevens Council, N. C. 

Baker— Leslie Turner JRoute 4, Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Bethany— D. R. Murray 331 Castle Hayne Rd., Wilmington, N. C. 

Beth Carr— A. H. Singletary Tar Heel, N. C. 

Bethel— K. L. Sholar Beulaville, N. C. 

Beulaville — Richard F. Williamson Beulaville, N. C. 

Black River — John C. Burns Atkinson, N. C. 

Bladenboro — W. B. Somerville Bladenboro, N. C. 

Bowden Community — S. E. Taylor R.F.D., Faison, N. C. 

Brunswick — R. A. Powell Brunswick, N. C. 

Burgaw — Norman York Burgaw, N. C. 

Calpyso — Thomas Albritton Calypso, N. C. 

Cape Fear— H. R. Powell 202 Newkirk Ave., Wilmington, N. C. 

Carolina Beach— Dan H. Grady Box 99, Carolina Beach, N. C. 

Caswell — Wilbur Woodcock Atkinson, N. C. 

Chadbourn — Frank Wilson Chadbourn, N. C. 

Chapel on Boardwalk— G. W. Graves Wrightsville Beach, N. C. 

Chinquapin — Jim Futreal Chinquapin, N. C. 

Clarkton— G. L. Clark Clarkton, N. C. 

Croatan — Philip Williams Route 4, New Bern, N. C. 

Currie — Marvin N. Richards Currie, N. C. 

Delgado — Charles Wallace 1917 Lingo Ave., Wilmington, N. C. 

Elizabethtown — David McCullock Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Elkton— Worth Bagley Elkins .Route 1, Clarkton, N. C. 

Faison — M. C. Bowden Faison, N. C. 

Graves Memorial — Dr. Wilbert Jackson College St., Clinton, N. C. 

Grove — Harry W. Murphy Kenansville, N. C. 

Hallsville — Linwood Rhodes Kenansville, N. C. 

Harmony— J. N. HarreU Harrells, N. C. 

Harper-Southerland — Mrs. J. B. Southerland Albertson, N. C. 

Hebron — (No Sunday School) 

Holly Grove— W. E. Peterson Route 2, Clinton, N. C. 

HopeweU— J. S. Newkirk Watha, N. C. 

Immanuel — James C. Stinson 60 Woodlawn Ave., Wilmington, N. C. 

Jacksonville, First — H. S. Wiggins 102 Keller Court, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Lake Waccamaw — Edward L. Council Wananish, N. C. 

Maple Hill— 

McClure Memorial— Albert F. Wells. JRoute 1, Box 11, Castle Hayne, N. C. 

Morehead Citv, First — Hugh J. Porter 

2804 B Evans Street, Morehead City, N. C. 

Mt. Horeb— Clark Allen Route 1, Clarkton, N. C. 

Mt. Olive— Ellis Blann 508 W. College St., Mt. Olive, N. C. 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Church Name Address 

Mt. Williams — 

Mt. Zion — Horace Fussell Rose Hill, N. C. 

Myrtle Grove— T. C. Rivenbark..____Route 2, Box 142B, Wilmington, N. C. 

New Hope — Thomas E. Rabon Winnabow, N. C. 

Oakdale— John B. Jones White Oak, N. C. 

Oak Grove— C. B. Chandless 3907 S. Front St., Wilmington, N. C 

Oak Plains— Joseph W. Newkirk Route 1, Rose Hill, N. C. 

Page's Mill— Mr. Jesse Batten R.F.D., Chadbourn, N. C. 

Pearsall Memorial — H. A. Leeuwenburg 

3019 Market St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Pike— R. C. Thompkins Rocky Point, N. C. 

Pineland— Charles Rawls Route 1, Maple Hill, N. C. 

Pink Hill— Graham Turner Pink Hill, N. C. 

Pleasant View — Robert Grady Albertson, N. C. 

Pollocksville — J. Virgil Bender Pollocksville, N. C. 

Potts Memorial— B. G. Fussell Willard, N. C. 

Rockfish — Irvin Rivenbark Wallace, N. C. 

Rocky Point — Andrew Myers Rocky Point, N. C. 

St. Andrews-Covenant — B. H. Smith, Jr., 

4103 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, N. C. 

Smith's— Frederick Rhodes Pink Hill, N. C. 

Southport— Harold F. Aldridge Southport, N. C. 

South River — 

Stafford Memorial— W. E. Stafford Garland, N. C. 

Stanford— J. E. Roberts Box 114, Calypso, N. C. 

Tabor City— J. H. Hufman, Jr Tabor City, N. C. 

Teachey — J. T. Brinkley Teachey, N. C. 

Topsail — Harold D. Howard Hampstead, N. C. 

Trinity — Otto Moore 1 Carnation Court, Havelock, N. C. 

Wallace— A. C. Hall, Jr Wallace, N. C. 

Warsaw — John W. Vincent Warsaw, N. C. 

Westminster (Whiteville)— C. C. Stophel 

S. Franklin St., Whiteville, N. C. 
Westminster (Wilmington) — Aubrev Teachev 

2024 Klein Road, Wilmington, N. C. 

White Plains — Buren Priest Route 1, Council, N. C. 

Whiteville, First— H. R. Sanderford Whiteville, N. C. 

Wildwood— J. G. Murdock Wildwood, N. C. 

Willard— E. L. English Wallace, N. C. 

Wilmington, First — John D. Taylor 

1207 Fairway Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 

Winter Park — William Eason 550 Bonham Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

Woodburn— J. W. Wooten Route 2, Leland, N. C. 



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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DEACONS 

Church Name Address 

Acme — O. A. Marrow Acme, N. C. 

Antioch— C. B. Hines Route 3, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Ashwood — 

Baker — Wayland Price Route 4, Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Bethany — Hugh Oosterwyk Castle Hayne, N. C. 

Beth Carr— White C. Pharr Tar Heel, N. C. 

Bethel — Tyson Lanier Chinquapin, N. C. 

Beulaville— I. J. Sandlin, Jr Beulaville, N. C. 

Black River — Harry Hamilton Ivanhoe, N. C. 

Bladenboro — E. B. Lewis Bladenboro, N. C. 

Bowden Community — Tom Edward Carr Bowden, N. C. 

Brunswick — Jack Hardee Route 4, Whiteville, N. C. 

Burgaw — P. L. Sparkman Burgaw, N. C. 

Calypso— Everett Goodrich Route 3, Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Cape Fear — Lester Thorpe 3020 Jefferson St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Carolina Beach— W. M. Carlyle Carolina Beach, N. C. 

Caswell— W. H. Carter Atkinson, N. C. 

Chadbourn — Charles Lamb Chadbourn, N. C. 

Chapel on Boardwalk — James L. Green 

Route 3, Box 361, Wilmington, N. C. 

Chinquapin — Jack Albertson Rose Hill, N. C. 

Clarkton— J. Lemuel Smith Clarkton, N. C. 

Croatan — 

Currie — Loyd Rooks Currie, N. C. 

Delgado— R. Vance Hardison 1414 Castle St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Elizabeth town— D. M. Campbell Box 637, Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Elkton— Guy Owen Route 2, Clarkton, N. C. 

Faison — John M. Faison Faison, N. C. 

Graves Memorial — Monte Bristow Park Ave., Clinton, N. C. 

Grove — J. Robert Grady Kenansville, N. C. 

Hallsville — George Sumner Beulaville, N. C. 

Harmony — Hays Anders Ivanhoe, N. C. 

Harper-Southerland — Rodney Harper Albertson, N. C. 

Hebron — 

Holly Grove — Joseph Hudson Route 2, Clinton, N. C. 

Hopewell — J. B. Rivenbark Burgaw, N. C. 

Immanuel — Victor R. Johnson 12 Jackson Dr., Wilmington, N. C. 

Jacksonville, First — C. L. Shields 406 Brentwood, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Lake Waccamaw — R. R. Richardson Lake Waccamaw, N. C. 

Maple Hill— Fred W. Harrell Maple Hill, N. C. 

McClure Memorial — Clayton H. Moore 

Route 1, Box 12, Castle Hayne, N. C. 

Morehead City, First — Dr. L. J. Norris> Jr., 

114 Emeline Place, Morehead City, N. C. 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Church Name Address 

Mt. Horeb— 

Mt. Olive— E. A. Hatcher E. Park Avenue, Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Mt. Williams— R. F. Humphrey Burgaw, N. C. 

Mt. Zion— Robert Frederick Rose Hill, N. C. 

Myrtle Grove— R. P. Bender 220 Rose Ave., Wilmington, N. C. 

New Hope — W. A. Kopp Winnabow, N. C. 

Oakdale— Robert Dunn White Oak, N. C. 

Oak Grove — John Ammons 3913 S. Front St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Oak Plains— Joseph W. Newkirk Route 1, Rose Hill, N. C. 

Page's Mill— 

Pearsall Memorial — A. M. Norris, Jr. 

2217 Chestnut St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Pike— W. H. Kelly Burgaw, N. C. 

Pineland — H. F. Parker Route 3, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Pink Hill— J. A. Worley Pink Hill, N. C. 

Pleasant View — 

Pollocksville — Frank T. Bender Pollocksville, N. C. 

Potts Memorial — Myron Rouse Wallace, N. C. 

Rockfish — S. R. Simmons Wallace, N. C. 

Rocky Point — 

St. Andrews-Covenant — A. C. Pons 1803 Ann St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Smith's — 
Southport — 
South River — 

Stafford Memorial — Leon Lamb Garland, N. C. 

Stanford — Boyden Roberts Route 2, Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Tabor City— Odos Garrell Box 96, Tabor City, N. C. 

Teachey — Floyd Brinkley Teachey, N. C. 

Topsail — J. F. Howard Hampstead, N. C. 

Trinity— E. J. Thompson 207 Miller Blvd., Havelock, N. C. 

Wallace— Roy Carter Wallace, N. C. 

Warsaw — J. C. Page Warsaw, N. C. 

Westminster (Whiteville) — W. H. Powell, Jr Whiteville, N. C. 

Westminster (Wilmington) — Charles Smith 

615 N. 25th Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

White Plains— Sam P. Nelson Route 1, Council, N. C. 

Whiteville, First— Monteith Powell Whiteville, N. C. 

Wildwood— Jacob F. Wade Wildwood, N. C. 

Willard— E. H. Farrior Willard, N. C. 

Wilmington, First— John T. Talbert 116 N. 5th St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Winter Park — A. T. Davis 4011 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 

Woodburn — Houston Field Route 2, Leland, N. C. 



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INDEX 

Amendments to Manual, Proposed 21 

Annual Report to General Assembly Summarized 29 

Appendix 31 

Brown, Rev. John S. Addressed Presbytery 18 

Camp and Conference Committee Report 10 

Candidates for the Ministry 2 

Caulk, Royden Moderator of Presbytery 15 

Campus Christian Life, Report of Committee 18 

Churches of Presbytery Roster 2 

Church Extension Committee Report 4 

Commission on Minister and His Work Reports 8, 19 

Commissioners to General Assembly Elected 18 

Daniel, Alvis M. Moderator of Presbytery 3 

Directory of Presbytery 27 

Elders, Died During the Year 1957 14 

Gains and Losses in Membership of Churches 26 

Homes, Report of Committee 6 

Johnson, H. M. Moderator 3 

Kessley, Rev. L. W. Received 4; Installed 19 

MacKinnon, Rev. John R. Received 12; Installed 20 

MacLeod, Rev. John B., Dismissed 9 

McGinnis, Rev. J. W., Dismissed 16 

Myers, Rev. C. C, Memorial 14 

Nominations, Report of Committee 6, 21 

Rawles, Rev. Ira H. Received 12; Installed 20 

Records, Report of Committee 9, 18 

Rock, Rev. R. B., Received 4 

Resolutions 10, 21 

Southport Youth Center, Sale Authorized 1 3 

Sunday School Superintendent's Roster 34 

Thomas, Rev. Samuel N., Dismissed 8 

Treasurer, Annual Reports 22 

Treasurers of Churches 3 1 

Wilkins, Rev. R. J. Preaches Sermon 3 

Witherspoon, Rev. E. D., Dismissed 16 

Women of the Church, Annual Report 17 

World Missions, Report of Committee 16 



PRESBYTERY'S STATISTICAL REP 



POST' OFFICES 



CHURCHES 



MINISTERS AND 

LICENTIATES 

NUMBER OF CANDIDATES 



Officers 



Communicants 



Acme, N. C 

Albertson, N. C 

R.F.D. Albertson, N. C 

Atkinson, N. C 

Beulaville, N. C 

Bladenboro, N. C 

Bowden, N. C 

Brunswick, N. C 

Burgaw, N. C 

R.F.D. , Burgaw, N. C 

R.F.D., Burgaw, N. C 

R.F.D., Burgaw, N. C 

Calypso, N. C 

Carolina Beach, N. C 

Castle Hayne, N. C 

Chadbourn, N. C 

R.F.D., Chadbourn, N. C.~ 

Chinquapin, N. C 

R.F.D., Chinquapin, N. C._ 

Clarkton, N. C 

Clinton, N. C 

R.F.D., Clinton, N. C 

Council, N. C. 

R.F.D., Council, N. C 

R.F.D., Council, N. C 

Currie, N. C 

Elizabethtown, N. C 

Elkton, N. C 

Faison, N. C 

Garland, N. C 

R.F.D., Garland, N. C 

Hampstead, N. C. 

Havelock, N. C 

Ivanhoe, N. C 

Jacksonville, N. C 

R.F.D., Jacksonville, N. C. 

Kenansville, N. C 

R.F.D., Kenansville, N. C.- 
Kerr, N. C 

Lake Waccamaw, N. C 

Leland, N. C 

Maple Hill, N. C 

R.F.D., Maple Hill, N. C.__ 

Morehead City, N. C 

Mt. Olive, N. C — 

R.F.D., Mount Olive, N. C. 
R.F.D., Mount Olive, N. C. 

New Bern, N. C 

Pink Hill, N. C 

R.F.D., Pink Hill, N. C. — 

R.F.D., Pink Hill, N. C 

Pollocksville, N. C 

Rocky Point, N. C 

Rose Hill, N. C 

R.F.D., Rose Hill, N. C 

Southport, N. C 

Tabor City, N. C 

Tar Heel, N. C 

Teachey, N. C 

Wallace, N. C 

Wallace, N. C 

Warsaw, N. C 

Whiteville, N. C 

R.F.D., Whiteville, N. C — 

White Oak, N. C 

Wildwood, N. C 

Willard, N. C 

R.F.D., Willard, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Winnabow, N. C 

Wrightsville Beach, N. C._ 



Acme*f 

Harper-Southerland— . 

Pleasant View 

Caswell*f 

Beulaville*f 

Bladenborof 

Bowden Community! 

Brunswickf 

Burgaw* f 

Hopewellf 

Mt. Williams 

Pikef 

Calypsof 

Carolina Beach*t 

McClure Memorial*! 

Chadbourn*f 

Page's Mill 

Chinquapin*! 

Bethelt 

Clarkton*f 

Graves Memorial*! 

Holly Grovef 

Ashwood 

Mt. Horebt 

White Plainst 

Curriet 

Elizabeth town* f 

Elkton 

Faison 

Stafford Memorial 

South River 

Topsail 

Trinity*! 

Black River 

Jacksonville*! 

Antiochf 

Grove* f 

Hallsvillef 

Harmony f 

Lake Waccamaw*f 

Woodburn*t 

Maple Hill 

Pineland 

First*j 

Mt. OHve*t 

Bakert 

Stanford 

R.F.D., Croatan 

Pink Hill*t 

Hebron 

Smith 

Pollocksville*t 

Rocky Point*t 

Mt. Zion*t 

Oak Plainsf 

Southport*f 

Tabor City*t 

Beth Carrt 

Teacheyf 

Wallace* t 

Rockfish*t 

Warsaw* t 

First*f 

Westminster* f 

Oakdale 

Wildwood*f 

Willardt 

Potts Memorialf 

First*t 

Bethany*f 

- CapeFear*f 

Delgado*t 

Immanuel*f 

Myrtle Grovef 

Oak Grove*f 

Pearsall Memorial*! — 
St. Andrews-Covenant 

. Westminster*! 

. Winter Park*f 

New Hope 

Chapel on Boardwalk* 



(Vacant) 

N. P. Farrior, (5) P 

N. P. Farrior 

(Vacant) 

Walter H. Goodman, (2) P__ 

L. C. LaMotte.t (TS) 

Norman H. Flowers, (2) P.- 
William S. Smythe, (2) P _ 
Lawrence W. Kessler, (2) P 
Lawrence W. Kessler, (2) P- 

P. L. Clark, SS - 

Adolf Otersen, Jr.,t (2) SS .. 

John S. Cook.t (2) SS 

Harry Mitchell, P 

John M. Irvine, P 

John L. Stevenson, (2) P 

John L. Stevenson, (2) P 

Ira H. Rawles, P 

Reid H. Erwin, P 

J. W. Miller, P 

M. C. MacQueen, (2) P 

M. C. MacQueen, (2) P 

(Vacant) 

David B. Jenkins, (2) P 

J. Shepherd Russell, (2) P_ 

J. Fitzhugh Clark, (3) P 

David B. Jenkins, (2) P 

(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

Robert S. Rock, SS 

(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

John S. Steele, P 

Walter H. Goodman, (2) P__ 
Stradford T. Snively, (2) P_. 
Stradford T. Snively, (2) P_. 

( Vacant) 

J. Shepherd Russell, (2) P__ 

Richard K. Johnson, P 

J. W. Brown, t (2) TS 

J. W. Brown,! (2) TS 

Albert G. Harriss, Jr., P 

Charles Williams,? PE 

Charles Williams,! PE 

John S. Cook,± (2) SS 

W. F. F. Little, (2) P 

N. P. Farrior, P 

N. P. Farrior, P 

N. P. Farrior, P 

W. F. F. Little, (2) P 

Adolf Otersen, Jr.,t TS 

Wade H. Allison, P 

Robert J. Wilkins, (3) P 

(Vacant) 

William S. Smythe, (2) P__. 

J. Fitzhugh Clark, (3) P 

Robert J. Wilkins, (3) P 

William B. Hood, P 

Charles S. McChesney, (2) P. 
Norman H. Flowers, (2) P__ 

Charles W. Worth, P 

John S. Walkup, P 

J. Fitzhugh Clark, (3) P 

Alvis M. Daniel, P 

Robert J. Wilkins, (3) P 

Charles S. McChesney, (2) P. 

John R. MacKinnon, P 

Frank A. Elliott, P 

James A. Marrow, Jr., P 

Charles H. McLean. P 

Mortimer J. McChesney, P— . 
Richard S. Andrews, (2) P~ 
Richard S. Andrews, (2) P__ 

B. Frank Hall, P 

Edward G. Connett, TS 

Hubert J. Kaylor, P 

Horace H. Hilton, P 

(Vacant) 

J erry C. McCann, P 

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